Our VISTA, Lorenzo Plazola wrote a successful grant proposal and we won $10,000 to help build a parklet at 42nd St.
Groundwork Richmond's Project Coordinator was selected as the fourth "Playmaker" of the SF Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Javier was selected due to his inspiring work in Richmond with our local youth, the Green Team. In his winning proposal, Lorenzo talked about Javier's work on 42nd St. one of two adopted sites on the Richmond Greenway, a 3.5 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail, which is being maintained by Javier and the Green Team.
In addition to working with local neighbors to keep the area clean, Groundwork staff and the Green Team installed a twenty panel mural depicting the local history. With this grant, Groundwork Richmond will continue to develop conceptual designs and seek additional funding to create a parklet adjacent to the greenway.